Miss me!? I missed you!
On normal Sundays, Matt and I usually ask each other our plans.
- Whole Foods
- A run
- Some blogging
- Beer drinking
- Going to a friend’s to brew
- A long bike ride
We do often do activities together on Sundays, but we also use the day to recharge and do our very favorite activities.
But today, we did everything together! It was very fun
First, a visit to the new Whole Foods. Matt’s first time – and he still agreed to go a little reluctantly! I lured him there with the excitement of lunch out!
We enjoyed a [very expensive] round of salads and drinks
But really, I’m happy to pay for the convenience of having 26 different prepared salads and veggies ready to eat in 5 minutes! Just not too, too often.
I tried the Guava for the first time. Didn’t love it.
We picked up some produce, yogurt, and cheese and headed home to head out on a bikeventure!
Tune up – much appreciated!
We covered nearly all of the major Charlottesville city neighborhoods!! This is the only road in the city that is all flat!
This is how you do the bike dance: To the left, to the left, to the right, to the riiiight
The ride lasted about 1.75 hours. I took my Camelbak filled with ice water and that was my lifesaver. Couldn’t have survived without it, and it kept me plenty cool. Still, it was a hot, hard ride! Left me covered in gnats!
Afternoon post-ride snack was 3 peanut butter crackers. SO GOOD!
Followed by a quick delicious tomatoy dinner!
We made a quick version of mom’s homemade tomato sauce. Tonight’s included 4 roma tomatoes, 1 can tomato paste, 1/4 cup sundried tomato pesto (Karen’s recipe), 1/4 cup water, 1 handful greens, 5 chopped basil leaves and 1 shot of sherry, stirred in at end. One of my favorite summer recipes!
The huge tomato chunks are so sweet and thick – I used to hate this sauce when I was little and there would be big tomato skins, but now it’s one of my favorite childhood memories!
Matt just kegged his BASIL IPA!! It’s REALLY good!!!!!!!!! I had a taste with dinner
After dinner we watched Mystic River. Talk about a summer mood killer – scary and dark. BUT I really liked it, and I enjoyed the mystery.
Time for some uplifting reading!!